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After 'Saara Zamaana', Hrithik’s Kaabil revisits Kishore Kumar's 'Dil Kya Kare'

Gourav-Roshin remake Rajesh Roshan's classic 'Dil Kya Kare' from Julie (1975); Jubin Nautiyal fares poorly in the singing.

Mayur Lookhar

Kaabil is a revenge drama of a blind man and after listening to a couple of tracks, the film seems to be treading on the blind imitation path. After the remake of classic chartbuster 'Saara Zamaana Haseeno Ka Deewana' from Yaarana (1981), music composers Gourov-Roshin have played with another classic Rajesh Roshan composition — 'Dil Kya Kare' from the 1975 film Julie. 

The original song is counted amongst legendary Kishore Kumar's finest romantic numbers. So, how have Gourov-Roshin fared in the 'Dil Kya Kare' remake? 

To their credit, Gourov-Roshin have composed an appealing, soft number with western influences in 'Dil Kya Kare'. The song keeps you hooked throughout its duration.

Like he did with 'Haseeno Ka Deewana' track, lyricist Kumaar has added a mukhda (intro) of his own. The original track penned by Anand Bakshi had begun straight away with the words 'Dil Kya Kare Jab Kisi Se Kisi Ko Pyaar Ho Haye'. Kumaar has titled the remake as 'Kisi Se Pyar Ho Jaye', but created his mukhda as follows:  

Zara zara neend bhi ajnabi si ho gayi 
Zara zara chain se dushmani si ho gayi 
Tum mile kho gaya hai khudka hi pata 
Kya karun, kya nahi kuch bas main na raha 
Samnjhun kaise koi samjhaye...

This then leads to the classic 'dil kya kare jab kisi se kisi ko pyar ho jaye'.

The added lyrics rhyme and sync nicely with the original antara (verse). Kumaar certainly has worked better on this remake than the one for 'Haseeno Ka Deewana'.

Perhaps, the lone problem with the 'Dil Kya Kare' reprise is the singing by Jubin Nautiyal. While he begins well with the mukhda, Nautiyal overtly stretched his vocal chords at 'dil kya kare jab kisi se kisi ko pyar ho jaye'. In a nutshell, Nautiyal has got the new lyrics right, but falters with the original words. 

The song is picturised on Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam dancing together. A visually-challenged Hrithik looks completed engrossed in his lip-syncing, ball dancing, and aptly displaying his happiness to be with his lady love.

The average singing takes off the sheen a bit from 'Kisi Se Pyar Ho Jaye', but the soothing music and mellow beats alone will get fans hooked on to the track. 

Listen to both, the old and new versions here: